Work in Japan

Dominik Schmitz designed and planted a private garden in Kamitonda Town in Wakayama Prefecture.
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Foreigners Following Their Love of Gardening in Japan

Love traditional Japanese gardens? Here are two foreigners who took garden and landscaping apprenticeships and followed their dreams in Japan.

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Cool English Teaching Jobs in Japan That are Outside of Tokyo

From the mountains to the sea, there are so many places we can hang our hats here in Japan. This month, six English teaching jobs that allow your heart and your mind to wander a bit.

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Want to Enhance Your Career in Japan? Here’s How to Start

A JETRO initiative seeks to help Japanese companies hire highly skilled foreign professionals.

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How Much Does JLPT Level Affect Salary and Job Prospects in Japan?

Do you need to brush up on your Japanese skills to score more yen?

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Pivot and Grow Your Career in Japan at ZenMarket

This diverse company in Osaka is seeking globally minded professionals to join its team.

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Big Fish, Small Pond: Finding Purpose in Rural Japan

City life isn't for everyone. Here's how I found my place in rural Japan with a bit of luck and skill.

By 5 min read

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Finding the Perfect Present for Your Japanese Office

'Tis the season for gift giving or ‘gift leaving' if you work in a Japanese company. If you're going to play Santa at the office, find out the unwritten gift-giving rules in Japan.

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What It’s Like Working in an Izakaya in Hokkaido 

A personal account of working at a bustling Japanese restaurant in Hakodate—including crushes, unforgettable characters and a lot of spilled beer. 

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6 Diverse Jobs in Japan if You Need a Change of Scenery

We’re serving up another tasty batch of part-time jobs in Japan this month. Ready to steal the icing off the cake?

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Essential Japanese Phrases for the Classroom

When you have to speak Japanese to your students.

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Cool Part-Time Jobs in Japan for The Month of June

Whether you're looking for a side-gig or a boost to your resume, check out these six part-time jobs for the month of June.

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How to Self Sponsor Your Work Visa

Want to be a freelancer in Japan or work in the gig economy? Here's how to navigate the process from one part-timer's perspective.

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